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Mrs. Spugnardi from Lewiston ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Pigeon Quacks Us Up!

My students need books by Mo Willems because Piggy and Gerald remain among the most-loved characters for students of all ages!

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students are culturally and economically disadvantaged, including the many refugee families from several countries who have recently settled in Lewiston, Maine. Our students depend very heavily on the school library for their reading materials. Access to the public library is not easily available to many.

Our students love to read and look forward to new and exciting books.

Their favorites are often those where they can connect with the characters and relate to similar problems and experiences.

My Project

Mo Willems' books are not only entertaining to the students but also teach a valuable lesson in sharing and friendship. These books teach everything from patience to including someone new into the group. Eyes grow wide and smiles appear when the students see a new title. These books never remain on the library shelves.

Each book is a great read-aloud and encourages discussion and response from the students!

Older students use the Piggy and Gerald books as a model for writing their own stories about school staff, like Don't Let Mrs. ______ Stop Cooking or Mr. _______ Gets a New Broom.

Mrs. Spugnardi
Grades PreK-2
  • Martel Elementary School
  • Lewiston, ME
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon Business $9.67 3 $29.01
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale • Amazon Business $12.31 2 $24.62
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $12.19 2 $24.38
I Really Like Slop! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.79 3 $17.37
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.55 2 $17.10
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Listen to My Trumpet! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
I Will Take A Nap! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
I Broke My Trunk! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
I Am Going! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! - The Itchy Book! • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

Materials cost

$339.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.06

Total project goal

$460.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.39

6 Donors

-$356.39

Donations toward project cost

-$310.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.81

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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